Find the most current information on Fire Advisories/Restrictions/Bans throughout the province at AlbertaFireBans.ca.
SMOKE IN THE AIR
Smoke from wildfires in British Columbia has drifted into the Rocky Forest Area. If you are experiencing respiratory difficulties as a result of the smoke, please visit Alberta Health Link or dial 811. Find out the latest smoke update by visiting www.firesmoke.ca
The Rocky Forest Area had 5 wildfire starts yesterday of which 2 were lightning and 3 are still under investigation. All are now under control or extinguished.
There are currently 20 wildfires in the Forest Protection Area of Alberta. 6 are being held, 11 are under control and 3 have been turned over to the responsible parties.. Click here for details.
Never leave your campfire unattended and make sure it is completely extinguished before you leave your site. Remember to soak it, stir it and soak it again. If you can still feel heat coming from the ashes it is not extinguished.
Debris falling from off-highway vehicles can start wildfires. Exhaust systems can heat up to temperatures in excess of 200 degrees - hot enough to fry an egg. Remember to stop frequently and take the time to knock debris from your machine's hotspots. If debris is smouldering, soak it, stir it, and soak it again to ensure it's out.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Barry A. Shellian RPFT
Wildfire Information Officer
Rocky Forest Area
Department of Agriculture and Forestry
May the forest be with you